Gosport Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to announce the return of its Open Art exhibition in 2024.

This vibrant exhibition presents a unique opportunity to enjoy and purchase original artworks by local, Hampshire-based artists and creatives. Open Art 2024 will run from Saturday 20 January until Thursday 14 March 2024 in the bright and welcoming Gosport Art Gallery.

Applications to be part of this exhibition are now open to all! Entry costs just £5 and there will be a special Junior Gallery for entrants aged 12-18. The deadline for applications is the end of Monday 11 December 2023. Entrants will be notified if they have been successful by Monday 18 December 2023.

Selections will be made by a specialist panel made up of two members of Gosport Museum and Art Gallery staff with an art background and Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Exhibitions Manager . We will be looking for creativity, appeal and technique, and a variety of topics, media and styles will be considered for inclusion in the show.

There will be prizes awarded for Judges’ Choice and Junior Judges’ Choice for entrants 12-18. We will also be asking visitors to the exhibition to cast their vote for their favourite artwork both in the gallery and on social media to determine the winner of our Peoples’ Choice Award.


Please click here to start your application.

Good luck and we cannot wait to see your artworks!


Please note that applications must be completed by persons aged 16+ so please ensure that a parent or guardian applies on behalf of any entrants aged 12-16. You can submit a maximum of three artworks for consideration and individual application forms must be completed for each. All artwork on display must be available for sale, a commission rate of 25% plus VAT will be applied. A full list of Terms and Conditions and submission guidance are available in the application.


  • Bright abstract acrylic paint swatch, going from firy orange, yellow and red in the lower left to deep pink purple and blue in the upper right.
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